Planning for the right homes in the right places

DCLG is consulting on a number of proposals to reform the planning system to increase the supply of new homes and increase local authority capacity to manage growth. Proposals include: a standard method for calculating local authorities’ housing need how neighbourhood planning groups can have greater certainty on the level of housing need to plan for…


Consultation on new homes bonus

The Government is consulting on the local Government finance settlement 2018 to 2019.  This closes at 11:45pm on 26 October 2017. The consultation looks at the design of the new homes bonus for councils and considers an alternative approach. Instead of linking a reduction in the Bonus to the number of homes granted on appeal or tracking…


Draft transport accessibility action plan

The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities, and seeks views and ideas about what additional steps could create a system which enables people with disabilities to independently use the transport network. This is especially important for the heritage…


CIF – Visas & Immigration Consultation

CIF is calling for help with its upcoming report on visas and immigration, to be launched in autumn 2017.

Please answer their survey to feed into this report. This work will demonstrate to the Home Office what the sector needs. It is important that the needs of the heritage sector are captured.

Closes 15th August.

Transferring Apprenticeship Levy funds

The Charity Tax Group report that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is investigating a potential feature within the apprenticeship service: A way for levy-paying employers to transfer apprenticeship funds to any other employers. Under the proposal recipients of transferred funds would be able to use the funds to pay for training and assessment. Transferred…